Best Kept Secrets for Moms in Birmingham

You’re a mom, but you’re a hip one. You’re not like the other moms. You don’t wear mom jeans, you drive your minivan a few miles over the speed limit… you live on the edge. And you know everything you need to know about being a mom in Birmingham, thanks to this list of best kept secrets. Put them in your arsenal. Use them wisely, and share them with your friends. Spread the love, they’ll thank you. And if you know of a secret that the Magic City needs to know about, add a comment. Your fellow mommies will appreciate it!

Imagination Library: FREE book every month until age 5 years, thanks to Junior League of Birmingham for administering this for Jefferson County! (And make sure to check back frequently, new counties are being added)

Painted by U tile: FREE baby feet tile under 1 year old, Great keepsake gift for grandma!

List of places where kids eat free: Need we say more? (Thanks BAMOM for sharing the info!)

Best discount sites for kid stuff:,, zulilly, btrendie – flash sale sites can score some great deals. We all know that we do nothing all day but shop and eat bon bons, right?

Discount code sites: Always check first before making an online purchase.

Upromise: Rack up some college savings while you buy the things you were going to buy anyway!

Club programs: Ask anywhere you shop if they have a program- enroll and benefit! Childrens Place, gymbucks, Babies R Us, pbkids, Publix

Lowe’s free Build and Grow clinics: Build, grow, make stuff… that’s what Saturdays are for.

InfantSee: free eye checkups for babies under 6 months old, checks for major problems early on.

Free iPhone apps: Vocal Zoo, BubbleWrap, Dots and Boxes, Doodle Buddy—- I won’t lie, it’s like a babysitter in a phone.

Bud’s Best cookie tours: Ride a train, get free, fresh cookies along the way. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say YES!

Red Robin Tours- The friendly folks at Red Robin will let your group come in before they open, tour the kitchen, and make milkshakes! Yum to the yum! After that you can stay for some great lunch in a kid-friendly environment. Call ahead to arrange it.

Got secrets? Tips? Pssst… Pass them on! Comment, share, create good vibes!

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